V Commandant Canadian Services College at Royal Roads: 1952 – 1954
(Researched by E3161 Victoria Edwards)
2253 Major General Cameron Bethel Ware, DSO, CD (RMC 1931) was born 9 August 1913 at London, Ontario. His father was Lieutenant Colonel F. B. Ware. He joined the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Regiment on graduation from RMC in 1935. On the outbreak of war in 1939, he was serving on attachment to the British Army. He rejoined Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in 1940 as a Major and was appointed second in command in 1941. He led the Batallion in the invasion of Italy and in all operations up to the end of the Battle of Liri Valley in June 1944. He was Mentioned in Despatches 30 October 1943 and awarded the Distinguished Service Order during the battle of the Moro River 5 December 1943. On leaving the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry he was promoted to Colonel and was given command of the Regiment at Camp MacDonald. In September, 1947, he proceeded to Staff College and thereafter received a Senior Staff appointment. On the outbreak of the Korean War he took command of the Canadian Military Mission to the Far East. In 1952, he became Director General of Military training. In 1952, he was appointed Commandant of the Services College at Royal Roads. In 1955, he became Director General of Military Training. He was appointed Commander 1st Canadian Brigade Group in Calgary in 1958, where he was appointed Colonel of the Regiment of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. In 1960, he was appointed Commander 4th Canadian Brigade Group, Germany and upon promotion to Major General in 1962 he was appointed Commandant, National Defence College, Kingston until his retirement in September, 1966. Major-General Ware relinquished the appointment of Colonel of the Regiment on 21 April 1977. Major General Ware passed away 21 January 1999. The Major General Cameron Bethel Ware fonds are in the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum and Archives.
*Note: Article reviewed for historical accuracy. Some omissions due to lack of available sources.*